The Beaumont Practice
Hornsey Rise Health Centre
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Vaccination helps to prevent travellers from catching diseases to which they may be exposed in foreign countries. Some vaccinations are compulsory.
When Should I Have The Vaccine?
Generally speaking, it is ideal for us and you, if you seek advice at least six weeks before travel, especially if your trip is to an exotic or remote area. However, if you decide to travel at short notice, please consult us as soon as possible.
Whom Should I See?
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
A travel clinic questionnaire should be completed in advance of attending any appointment regarding travel and brought into the practice at least 48 hours before your appointment. Please ask at reception.
The following travel immunisations are available on the NHS:
· Hepatitis A
· Diphtheria, tetanus and polio
The following travel immunisations are not available on the NHS and have to be paid for:
• Hepatitis B (when required solely for travel) - full course/ x3 vaccinations £70.00, £25.00 per dose
• Meningitis ACWY/ MENVEO £ 55.00 per dose (includes certificates)
• Rabies – full course/ x3 vaccinations £120.00 to be paid in advance
• Yellow Fever £55
Protection Against Malaria
There is no vaccine against malaria, but it is strongly advised that travellers take anti-malarial tablets (as well as other precautions) before they travel and for some time after, if they staying in a high risk area. Depending on which type you need, you can either buy them over the counter, or on a private prescription. There is a charge of £10.00 for a private prescription.
The pharmacist will charge you the cost of the tablets.
Book an appointment with the Practice nurse for your travel vaccines.
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